After an accident, the Shrove Monday parade in Halle was canceled. It will no longer be continued, said the President of the Halle-Saalkreis Carnival Association (HSKV), Ingo Küßner. The fire brigade, organizers, police and city administration had also agreed on this, the city administration announced on Monday.
Immediately before, at around 11.45 a.m., a woman had been run over by a float under circumstances that have not yet been clarified. The seriously injured woman was taken to the hospital. The stage program on the market square was then canceled.
Just under an hour before the accident, the train with 48 carnival floats in Halle had started moving again for the first time after a two-year Corona break. Under the motto "Mr sin widder da" 1500 fools from 53 clubs lined up in this year's parade.